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Deceived (1991)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 27 September 1991 (USA)
A marriage that seemed perfect comes crashing down after the death of Jack Saunders, husband of Adrienne Saunders. Strange developments begin to be discovered by Adrienne regarding Jack's ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Damon Redfern ...
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Charles Kassatly ...
Waiter
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Adrienne's Mother
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Adrienne's Father
Maia Filar ...
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Harvey
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Tomasz
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Ellen
Heidi von Palleske ...
Mrs. Peabody
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Det. Kinsella
Peter Stevens ...
Ron
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Storyline

A marriage that seemed perfect comes crashing down after the death of Jack Saunders, husband of Adrienne Saunders. Strange developments begin to be discovered by Adrienne regarding Jack's past, developments that lead her to believe she has been deceived. Written by Joseph Toscano <shumjt@aol.com>

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Haar leven leek perfect maar die gedachte was levensgevaarlijk! (Dutch) Her life seemed perfect but that thought was life threatening!

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27 September 1991 (USA)  »

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$28,738,096 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film appearance of Oscar-winning actress Beatrice Straight as Goldie Hawn's mother. However, she only appears in the film for five seconds, seen in the background and out of focus as a guest in Adrienne's daughter's birthday party. Her scenes were presumably cut. See more »

Goofs

After Adrienne puts down Jack's/Daniel's wedding portrait, she covers it when she opens the photo album. When she pushes all the pictures off the table, the portrait isn't covered. See more »

Quotes

Adrienne Saunders: I- I really do apologize, I wouldn't bother you normally, but I just have to have that necklace tonight.
Carol Gingold: No! She said I could have this!
Mrs. Gingold: I know, honey, but the necklace isn't a toy, and...
Carol Gingold: Daddy!
[runs from the room]
Carol Gingold: She said I could have it, and now she wants it back!
Mr. Gingold: This is very confusing for Carol, Mrs. Saunders.
Adrienne Saunders: I'm sure it is Mr. Gingold, but this happens to be a very valuable piece of jewelry.
Mr. Gingold: I know how you feel, Carol. It's very confusing when grown-ups do things that aren't fair.
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Soundtracks

Ka Mate
(uncredited)
Composed by Te Rauparaha
Performed by the Maori War Dancers
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Thriller starring Goldie Hawn and John Heard
5 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Adrienne and Jack meet, fall in love, marry, have a child, and live in a wonderful New York apartment. Then Jack is killed in a car crash. Slowly, things start to unravel for Adrienne in "Deceived," a 1991 film starring Goldie Hawn and John Heard.

This is a highly derivative movie concerning fake museum pieces, fake identity, and a double life, but it manages to be exciting and occasionally scary. As other people have commented, there are plot holes aplenty. Hawn and Heard are both marvelous in their roles, Hawn for a change in a serious part. She shows she's as talented a "straight" actress as she is a comedienne. The final big scene will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the climax of it is a knockout. This could have been one of the great movies if the script had been tighter because it is very well directed and performed with some excellent camera work and great music.

Despite script holes, I still found it entertaining. I wouldn't have minded paying good money to see it in the theater, and it makes a riveting rental.


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